City Spotlight: Memphis, TN

Known for some wonderful things such as Elvis Presley and phenomenal barbeque and such a heartbreaking event as the assassination of Martin Luther King, Memphis Tennessee is the embodiment of life itself.

In Memphis there is more to do than spending time listening to up and coming artists. With beautiful scenery, an exciting music scene and plenty of history to discover, you and your family will never run out of exciting things to do throughout the day and into the evening.

Here are some great things you don’t want to miss when you’re in Memphis!

  1. Sun Studio – This is the place where rock and roll was born. The most well known artists to record at this music studio are Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash. Still a functioning recording studio, you can check out some of the newer artists trying to make a name for themselves. Even if you just want to learn a little bit about its history, you can purchase tickets for a tour and get acquainted with some old fashion rock and roll.
  2. National Civil Rights Museum – This museum gives visitors an opportunity to learn about civil rights in a way that can be applied to what’s happening in society today. You can purchase a tour ticket where you self-guide yourself through the exhibits at your own pace in order to take everything around you in.
  3. Memphis Zoo – With over 3,500 animals to see, the zoo is a great place to spend your afternoon. With an extensive calendar full of things going on at the zoo, there are multiple things to see and do every day as well as special events that are a must see!
  4. Graceland – When people think about Memphis, TN, they often associate the city with Elvis Presley and his home, Graceland. It’s a popular attraction for anyone who loved Elvis or just wants to learn about a huge part of the history and culture of the city. You can purchase tickets to tour the house Elvis lived in and step where he once did.
  5. Go Ape Treetop Adventures – If you and your family have more of an adventurous side, visiting this outdoor course will fulfill that desire. With more green space than New York City’s Central Park, there is plenty to do including zip-lining, rope climbing and canopy tours.

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